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Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices
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Last week, Canonical released the Ubuntu Developer Preview for Google’s most recent Nexus devices. Developers immediately got to work and began porting Ubuntu to other Android devices. The results of their work are starting to show as more devices are soon to be supported.

Canonical updated the Ubuntu wiki with a list of Android devices that are compatible with Ubuntu. The original four Nexus devices are still listed as running fine, but now there’s two more tables of compatibilty – “sort of working” and “work in progress.”

The “Sort of working” list contains the devices that are almost ready to welcome Ubuntu with open arms. Here are the devices that should be getting Ubuntu soon:

  • Asus Transformer Infinity
  • Asus Transformer Pad TF300T
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Wifi
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC DNA
  • Huawei Ascend G300
  • LG Nitro/Optimus HD
  • Nexus One
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000)
  • Sony Xperia S
  • Sony Xperia T
  • As for the Work in Progress, a much larger pool of devices are currently in the works:

  • Alcatel OT-995
  • Asus Transformer
  • ATT SGSIII
  • Dell Streak 7
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • HTC One XL
  • Kindle Fire 1st Gen
  • Kindle Fire 2nd Gen
  • Kindle Fire HD 7″
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9″
  • LG Optimus 4x HD
  • Motorola Droid 3
  • Motorola Droid 4
  • Motorola Droid Bionic
  • Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Motorola XOOM
  • Nexus S
  • Samsung Galaxy Note i717
  • Samsung Galaxy S SCL (GT-I9003)
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • The wiki contains links to unlocking instructions and Ubuntu install instructions for each device. Some are still a work in progress, however, so you might have to check back at a later date if your phone still doesn’t have a ROM available.

    For links to the source code and instructions on how to install Ubuntu ROMs, hit up the Ubuntu Wiki.

    Ubuntu mobile is already off to a great start if this list is any indication. The wide variety of devices receiving support should ensure that Ubuntu can operate any any number of mobile devices when it launches later this year.

    [h/t: Droid Life]

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    • Paul

      I am delighted to see Asus Transformer Pad TF300T on the ‘should be getting Ubuntu soon’ list Zach.

      Thanks for the useful info.

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